By Sharon Aron Baron
All month long, the Coral Springs Parks and Recreation Department is celebrating with the theme, “We Are Parks and Recreation.”
The city is highlighting the selfless, passionate, and essential work of park and recreation professionals, who provide services that are vital to a healthy, family-friendly city.
The last several months have been challenging for the city, state, and nation, and it is vital for residents to remain active and healthy. They are encouraging residents to enjoy the city’s parks and recreational facilities that are open to exercise and have fun.
According to the city, the following activities are available for residents to enjoy:
Walking/Running/Jogging: Residents can enjoy our 49 parks for passive play while maintaining social distancing of at least six feet (6’) between people when crossing paths.
Basketball: Starting on July 3, 2020, basketball courts will reopen in Coral Springs. Basketball courts are limited to individual use (no pick-up games are permitted, except for games such as “horse”), organized athletic league; however social distancing must be maintained at all times to the extent possible.
Volleyball: Residents may engage in a 5 on 5 games while practicing safety guidelines.
Tennis/Pickleball: Tennis and pickleball courts are limited to a maximum of four people on a court at one time (i.e., singles or doubles play only). The Tennis Center is open and accepting new members.
Racquetball: Racquetball courts are limited to a maximum of two individuals on the court at any one time.
Organized Sports: Per Broward County Emergency Order 20-15, organized sports, including but not limited to soccer, baseball, basketball, and softball are permitted so long as the activity is part of an established athletic league or part of an organized program (municipal or otherwise). Organized sports include practice sessions and tournaments and are exempt from the park limitation restricting groups to no more than ten (10) people. Spectators are allowed subject to social distancing guidelines and all other applicable guidelines.
To help ensure field space is made available to residents and recognized leagues first, all fields require a permit/reservation. Please contact the Parks and Recreation office at 954-345-2200 to reserve your spot.
As mandated by Broward County Emergency Orders, facial coverings must be worn at all times to the extent social distancing cannot be maintained, other than while exercising or engaging in vigorous activity.
Facial coverings are not required when social distancing of at least six feet (6’) is consistently maintained or when the only individuals within six feet (6’) are members of the same household or group.
All parks will be closing at sunset on July 4th.
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